What better way to kick off the new year than carving out a little time each day for your relationship with God. It’s simple, really! Pick a time of day that works for you—early morning, after school, evening, whenever—and plan on five minutes or less to read these words, open your Bible, and pray to God. Set your phone to "do not disturb," find a quiet place to be alone, and focus on yourself and God. Maybe even listen to your favorite worship song. The point is to spend a little time with God, just like you spend time with your best friend! When you read the verse for today, you'll see that even Jesus went away to a quiet place to connect with God before he started his day. So, what are you waiting for? Make your plan for the next 23 days—pick your time, choose a place, and ask God to meet you there.